Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has requested that Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward speed up talks with the representatives of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, that’s according to Portuguese outlet Record.
United aren’t the only side keen on the 24-year-old, with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City also interested in him.
Sporting have since slapped a £62 million asking price on Fernandes’ head, and Woodward is praying it can be reduced.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino also wants Fernandes, and with a move for Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele proving herculean, the Argentine could switch to the Portuguese.
The Portugal international finished 2018-19 with 32 goals and 18 assists in 53 games for Lisbon, and was also crucial for his country as they won the Nations League earlier this June.
The Red Devils want a new midfielder with Ander Herrera gone and Paul Pogba almost prone to follow suit, and Fernandes fits the bill excellently.
The player’s agent Miguel Pinho was in England last week to hold negotiations and Man United manager wants him snapped up before pre-season kicks off next month.
The in-demand star is ready to leave Sporting this summer, but it remains to be seen where he will be plying his trade next season with loads of suitors interested.
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